Ribault Monument, Jacksonville, Fl.
One part of Fort Caroline National Memorial is the Ribault Monument. Situated atop St. Johns Bluff, the monument provides a commanding view of the St. Johns River. It is a silent reminder of the years when France battled Spain for control of Florida.
The Ribault Monument commemorates the 1562 landing of Jean Ribault near the mouth of the St. Johns River. Ribault erected a stone column bearing the coats of arms of his French King Charles IX to claim Florida for France. In 1958, The monument found its permanent home on St. Johns Bluff, and became part of the new National Park site, Fort Caroline National Memorial.
National Register of Historic Places #66000061
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Ribault Monument; Ft Caroline National Monument; St Johns Bluff; Jean Ribault; Duval County (Fl.); Monuments --- Florida --- Jackonville.